If you want to see the best of Las Vegas, why not consider taking advantage of the freedom to explore with a hop-on, hop-off bus tour? You still get to see all of the city’s stunning attractions, but everything happens at the pace you choose, and you won’t have to worry about all the hassle of finding somewhere to park your car. And, of course, you can’t possibly visit this city without taking a casino tour to see the five must-see casinos in Las Vegas!
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Luxor Las Vegas
The Las Vegas Luxor can be found at the southern end of the legendary Las Vegas Strip. It’s hard to take in, but this 120,000-square-foot (11,000 m2) casino has more than 2,000 slot machines and 87 table games. With its iconic pyramid shape, the luxurious Luxor is very hard to miss. Not only can you play blackjack, roulette and a whole host of other casino games, but if you feel like an overnight stay, there’s sure to be something available among the Luxor’s fabulous collection of 4,407 rooms – which includes 442 luxury suites. Be sure to make the most of what may be the only time in your life that you get to see and explore the inside of a famous pyramid. Be prepared for another great experience when you take a Luxor elevator – these are tilted at an angle of 39 degrees and actually travel up and down the outside of the building!
Visitors to the Bellagio on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada, will discover a luxury hotel and casino within its own lake and resort. The Bellagio’s main tower has 3,015 rooms spread across 36 floors – and that’s without even mentioning the Spa Tower added in 2004. Though the Bellagio casino houses every kind of gaming entertainment, this venue is perhaps best known for its poker facilities. Simply known as ‘The Office’ by professional players, the Bellagio’s superb atmosphere and facilities have made it an automatic choice as a World Poker Tour venue. Remember too, especially when you see the Fountains of Bellagio, that this casino has also featured on the silver screen as the main setting for the 2001 film ‘Ocean’s Eleven’. And the same fountains also made a later appearance in the Bruno Mars music video ‘24K Magic’.
If you’re already in Las Vegas, then you won’t need to go to France to see the Eiffel Tower. Just keep your eyes open as you travel down the Las Vegas Strip and you’ll soon find the Paris Las Vegas hotel and casino. Both the name and the existence of some familiar landmarks, such as a half-size Eiffel Tower replica which stands 540 feet tall, should help explain that the whole complex is based on the iconic sites of the French capital itself.
Inside the fabulous casino, you’ll find an array of 1,700 casino slots plus a full menu of casino table games such as blackjack, craps, baccarat and roulette. And while you’re visiting, take a look too at the casino’s race- and sportsbook which offers multiple TV screens and current game scores in an area with its own bar and comfortable seating.
Another luxury complex, the Mirage is a 3,044 room Polynesian-themed resort and casino which has its own niche on the Las Vegas Strip. Built by developer Steve Wynn in 1989, back then the Mirage was the most expensive hotel-casino in history. Complete with its own impressive gold windows (tinted with real gold dust), the total construction cost was 630 million dollars. No expense was spared, with Wynn even paying two rival businesses, the La Mirage Casino and the Mirage Motel, $250,000 for the ownership rights to the name. On top of its superb casino facilities, this complex has also featured in many films: For instance, Danny Ocean’s crew robbed the Mirage in ‘Ocean’s Eleven’, and the hotel’s famous volcano attraction was used in the 1997 film ‘Volcano’.
An older style resort from the early days of the Vegas strip, the Flamingo is certainly the oldest hotel now remaining on the modern strip. It’s said that the glitzy Flamingo, built in 1946 with input from the notorious gangster Bugsy Siegel, was the first casino to hit on the idea of constructing a building with no clocks or windows – so gamblers would literally lose all track of time. In doing so, they discovered a format which was to be copied by most casinos that followed in their wake. Allow plenty of time to look around this vast 72,300 square-foot casino complex, which has a total of 3,626 hotel rooms for weary visitors.